Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir

Ice Skating Champion and Cultural Icon

Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Johnny is a two time U.S. Olympian, three time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion, 2008 World bronze medalist, two time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and the 2001 World Junior Figure Skating Champion, as well as NBC’s lead Figure Skating commentator, Ambassador to the Olympic Games, and Cultural Icon.

Johnny is known for his commentary and provocative style during NBC’s coverage of The Kentucky Derby, The Super Bowl, National Dog Show, and Beverly Hills Dog Show. He’s also known for producing and starring in the award winning, Epix produced, 2014 documentary film To Russia With Love, and for producing and starring in Be Good Johnny Weir, and hosting the Facebook Watch series Trading Faces.

He is also known for his appearances on The Today Show, Hollywood Game Night, Hollywood Medium, Cupcake Wars, Access Hollywood, Fashion Police, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Meredith Veiera Show, Chelsea Lately, Dream School, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Currently, Johnny is starring in the Food Network’s Wedding Cake Championship, as well as performing in Fantasy On Ice 2018, continuing his role as Winter Village Skating Ambassador for Bryant Park in New York City and commentating for NBC’s coverage of the 2018-2019 Figure Skating Season.

Kizuna AI

Kizuna AI

Virtual Talent

Kizuna AI began her virtual talent activities in December 2016. She became the first Virtual YouTuber starting up her own channel with her slogan being “I want to connect with everyone.” Her official YouTube channel “A.I.Channel” has reached over 2.6 million subscribers and her official gaming channel “A.I.Games” has reached over 1.3 million subscribers. She has also appeared on television shows and has starred in commercials not limiting herself to YouTube. She has become a popular virtual celebrity not just in Japan but worldwide.

 

She has overcome many challenges and is always looking for new ones. Currently, she is working on becoming a professional recording artist. She is determined to become a bridge to the human world using the 2 leading technologies, VR and AI.

 

Kizuna AI Official YouTube Channels

A.I.Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4YaOt1yT-ZeyB0OmxHgolA

A.I.Games: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbFwe3COkDrbNsbMyGNCsDg

 

Official Website: http://kizunaai.com/

Kizuna AI will be debuting a new collection of Crunchyroll-Hime x Kizuna AI collaboration merchandise at CRX2019, and Kizuna AI will be making a special announcement at the Crunchyroll Industry Panel.

Toshio Nakatani

Toshio Nakatani

Producer

Toshio Nakatani is Producer of International Business Development and Intellectual Property Produce at Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV). Nakatani has spent over 25 years focused on anime production at Nippon TV. His representative works include DEATH  NOTE, HUNTER×HUNTER, Kaiji, Akagi, Claymore, Berserk, MONSTER, Hajime no Ippo, Beyond the Heavens, Mr. Tonegawa – Middle Management Blues –, NANA, Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Ouran High School Host Club, Chihayafuru, My Love Story!! and The World Is Still Beautiful. Special animation; Lupin III Special, Yawara! Special, Touch Special and City Hunter Special are also his popular works.

 

Nakatani joined Nippon TV in 1992 dreaming of producing documentaries like those on National Geographic, after spending 1990-1991 in India where his outdoor party and the Indian Mountain Police became the first in history to successfully raft along the world’s fifth longest river, the Brahmaputra. He was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1968 and during college, was part of the outdoor club where he specialized in rafting down extreme rapids.

Rian Tachibana

Rian Tachibana

Voice of Crunchyroll-Hime in Grand Summoners

You’ve heard her in Patlabor, Persona 4: The Golden, not to mention in Grand Summoners as “Selia”…and now Crunchyroll-HimeRian Tachibana’s a multimedia artist and voice actress who lent her talents to become the official voice of Crunchyroll’s one-and-only favorite mascot–now featured as a playable unit in the mega-popular Mobile JRPG from Crunchyroll Games, “Grand Summoners”!
With over 5 years in the Japanese entertainment industry, Rian hopes her voice as Crunchyroll-Hime gives everyone the boost of genki they need for their day and looks forward to future collaborations with Crunchyroll!

Kaede Hondo

Kaede Hondo

Voice Actress

Belongs to I’m enterprise Co., Ltd. After making her debut as voice actress in 2015, Kaede won the major roles as Kokoro Yotsuba in Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama and Kukuru Nonomoto in Magical Somera-chan in the same year. Her major works include Yuinshiel Asteria in Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars (2016), Yae Kugayama in Girlish Number (2016), Kon Tatsumi in Urara Meirocho (2017), Kohaku Tsukishiro in Iroduku: The World in Colors (2018), and Sakura Minamoto in Zombie Land Saga (2018). In 2019, Kaedo won the Best Rookie Actresses award in the 13th Seiyu Awards for her role as Hitomi Mishima in Hinamatsuri (2018).

Asami Tano

Asami Tano

Voice Actress/Actress

Asami made her debut in 2002 as the main vocal of the band BOYSTYLE. Since 2007, her activities have broadened significantly to include actress, TV personality, and model. She played key roles in many TV drama series, such as Yamada Tarō Monogatari (2007), Hitomi (2008), and Sirato Osamu no Jikenbo (2012). 

Asami made her debut as voice actress as Rin in Toriko (2011), followed by the role of Akane Hino in Smile PreCure! (2012). Since then, she has been involved as a voice actress in many anime, including the roles of Sarah Kazuno in Love Live! Sunshine!! (2016), Mari Yukishiro in Schoolgirl Strikers (2017), and Saki Nikaido in Zombie Land Saga (2018). Asami has also played major roles in many stage dramas, such as Riko Aida in Kuroko’s Basketball and Mitsuru Kirijo in the Persona series.

 

Instgram :https://www.instagram.com/tano_asami/

STAFF Twitter :@asami_manager

Official website :http://artist.amuse.co.jp/artist/tano_asami/

Makoto Kimura

Makoto Kimura

Producer

Since 2007, as a Fuji TV’s producer, Makoto Kimura had been responsible for the production of many famous titles, including GUILTY CROWN (2011), Tsuritama (2012), Terror in Resonance (2014), Your Lie in April (2014), and Punch Line (2015). After moving to TWIN ENGINE in 2017, he played a major role in the planning of DIVE!! (2017) and Kokkoku: Moment by Moment (2018). In 2018, he joined MAPPA as the planning producer, and was the chief producer for Zombie Land Saga.

Manabu Otsuka

Manabu Otsuka

MAPPA CEO

After joining MAPPA in 2011 as animation producer, Manabu Otsuka was responsible for the production of Terror in Resonance (2014), Rage of Bahamut: GENESIS (2014), and Punch Line (2015). In 2016, he assumed the position of MAPPA CEO, and since then has been planning and producing many titles, including YURI!!! on ICE (2016), Kakegurui (2017), Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul (2017), Inuyashiki (2017), BANANA FISH (2018), Zombie Land Saga (2018), Dororo (2019).

King Vader

King Vader

With over 15 billion views worldwide, from television all the way down to social media, King Vader is the social phenomenon sure to knock the world off their feet! King Vader will be premiering his newest addition to his hit series, “Hood Naruto” The Movie, at Crunchyroll Expo and is set to break records, break barriers, and ensure awe through the entire crowd.

Tatsuya Ishiguro

Tatsuya Ishiguro

Producer

Previously worked for Tokyo Movie (now known as TMS Entertainment), King Records, and Pony Canyon, and currently employed by ADK Emotions.

Anime titles produced include “Spice and Wolf,” “Squid Girl,” “Maoyu,” “The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior,” “Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-,” and many others.

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